Pistachios have several health benefits because it is loaded with nutrients and it is high in antioxidants. It can also aid in weight loss because it is low in calories, yet high in protein. Not only this but it can also promote healthy gut bacteria as well. For these reasons, delve into infusing pistachios into your dishes and make it a habit to consume this wonder nut. Below are some recipe inspirations that may pique your interest.
One of the most common ways where you can use the green powder is in baking cakes. For instance, if you want to make a pistachio and orange cake, all you need are 15 ingredients which include coconut flour, oil, and sugar, pistachio powder, baking soda, orange juice and almond milk, as well as honey and some cashews. Keep in mind to combine all the dry ingredients first before mixing in the wet ingredients. The milk is the last one that you should pour into the mixture. You have the option of making a frosting for your cake too but you can consume your pistachio cake as is and it will taste just as good.
It is amazing how you can make pistachio cookies using only four ingredients which include powdered pistachio and sugar, as well as grated coconut and some egg whites. Make sure to preheat your oven while you are combining all the ingredients for your cookies. You can use an oven tray for baking but make sure to line it up with parchment paper. From the dough that you were able to come up with, make small balls and bake for at least seven minutes or until the top of your cookies are slightly golden. Enjoy your cookies with a cup of hot chocolate or tea.
Another way to use your pistachio powder is by making macarons out of it. You can infuse the pistachio powder in both the macaron shell, as well as in its cream cheese filling. For the shell, make sure to combine your pistachio powder with some almond flour. For the filling, all you need is some cream cheese and powdered sugar. While the process of making macarons may be quite challenging, your efforts will be all worth it in the end.
Lastly, you can also infuse the powdered form of the green nut in your pies and amazingly, you can do this in half an hour. This is because, for this recipe, you only need to bake the crust, put on the filling with the powder, refrigerate, and garnish with more pistachio nuts.
To wrap things up, the recipes highlighted above are only some of the ways that you can use pistachio in its powder form. There are several other dishes that can be enhanced with the addition of pistachios. You can even add it to thick shakes and smoothies or scatter it in your parfaits. All that is left for you is to let your imagination explore and give in to your taste buds.